About Aiki Healing
Walking the Talk of High Energy and Mindfulness
Aiki Healing uses the energy medicine system of the Five Elements via medical qi gong to help clients with their “e” factors–energy factor. Specifically I help clients learn how to keep their energy tanks full and regulated while healing grief, anxiety, anger and fears so that they have the fuel to accomplish profound and deep growth across body, mind and spirit levels and use this fuel to grow soul-based businesses to help create a new matrix of financial and social empowerment.
As I help clients refuel their energy tanks, they experience some wonderful side effects of the work such as:
- Their bodies get sculpted and stronger.
- They develop an inner glow that shows up on their faces so they look younger and more vibrant.
- Their emotions and mental states become sharp and focused.
- They enjoy life more–relationships, job, family, become sources of happiness instead of life pieces that drain energy.
- They have more fuel to craft highly productive businesses that are soul based, deeply satisfying and efficient with creating innovative revenue streams.
How did I get started with this work of quantum energy medicine, medical qi gong?
I suffered for many years with chronic fatigue syndrome–later renamed “fibromyalgia” and debilitating drops in energy that made it challenging to complete every day tasks and get past brain fog. This condition made it extremely challenging to run a web development company in Silicon Valley during the dot.com era and work as a highly sought after contract technical writer and usability expert.
Although successful in business and getting great results for my clients, I felt miserable each day. So, I get what you might be feeling when you have those days when energy is dragging and you are simply struggling.
I was encouraged by my acupuncturist in the late 1990s to take my first formal qi gong class with Dr. Arnold Tayam, head instructor for some of Standford’s Integrative Medicine department and founder of Longevity Center.
From that moment on, I discovered that I am very capable of reviving my core energies and reawakening my brain and spirit to craft a life that brings me more energy each day and joy.
As a certified advanced medical qi gong practitioner, I believe it is in everyone’s power to restore their core energy and remember their true selves–and more importantly live it!
At age 56, I can truly say that I’m living the life I have always dreamed in walking my unique path–feeling more vibrant than I have ever in my life and enjoying this journey of authentically running a soul based business that not only encourages my deep personal growth but also allows me to help others grow as well.
I look forward to helping you rediscover the true you.
Diverse Training and Experience
I LOVE Chinese medicine. I love it so much that I distinguished myself in the three-years residential medical qi gong program at the Longevity Center and Institute (San Jose, CA) by completing extra clinical hours delving deeping into the five elements theories and eight extraordinary protocols (DNA level transformations) under the guidance of Dr. Arnold Tayam, professor of medical qi gong at Five Branches acupuncture college and Stanford’s Integrative Medicine Department and dean of the Infinichi program at Yo San University.
Simultaneously, I completed acupressure certification at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA with an emphasis on integrating medical qi gong (qi emission) into session work.
I also apprenticed for over three years with Master herbalist John C. Fung in customized herbal medicine, and quickly became one of the few herbalists in this country who researched the interactions between herbs and western pharmaceuticals to create unique formulations that help clients who are taking western drugs, chemotherapy and other allopathic treatments to get the most of those therapies in terms of reducing side effects and increasing effectiveness.
Similarly clients who cannot tolerate allopathic drugs and therapies, have truly enjoyed the consistent efficacy of Aiki Healing custom herb formulations in terms of improving challenging chronic conditions that were unresponsive to traditional approaches.
Adding to my passion for herbal medicine, I discovered the use of essential oils from a Chinese medicine perspective. Thanks to my mentor, licensed acupuncturist Camille Vardy, I became the the editor of a project on behalf of master Jeffrey Yuen, L.AC that involved the creation of a 174 page transcription of his oral teachings on the applications of essential oils on acupuncture points.
Now, you know the secret behind the tantalizing scents of the Aiki Healing studio–every aromatherapy blend is custom made and hand-blended with attention to activating the energy points of the body–so that when you walk in the door, you begin to experience a healing effect.
Recently, I have embarked on the integration of stone medicine according to principles of Master Jeffrey Yuen so that each qi gong class and bodywork session is enhanced with the wonderful helpers of crystals. I work with all three energy layers (Wei qi, ying qi and Jing) with crystal healing protocols to awaken clients to their deepest potential.
Cognitive Science, Education & Psychology
I LOVE to learn. I also hold certifications as an educator (K-12 special education, 1-6 regular education) and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development acquired at U.T. Austin with an emphasis on understanding how human brains process information and learn.
Graduate studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the integral counseling program, allows me to be truly present to my clients and really hear and understand the challenges they face emotionally.
One of my executive clients commented, “Kay, what I really love about seeing you is that you really hear and get what I’m sharing–and that means so much to me and makes me feel like I can get through this crisis.”
I LOVE to write and share. Since 1995, I have served as an editor and contributing author on textbook projects ranging from study guides for Chinese medicine to genetics and astronomy lessons that emphasized holistic methodologies for publishers such as Holt, Prentice Hall, and Silver Burdett Ginn.
The Aiki Healing Qi Gong Blog has over 200 articles on healing and stress reduction, many of which have been featured on popular sites such as Your Tango, and Selfgrowth.com, two of the largest self help websites on the internet.
In recent years, I helped my master herbalist John Fung bring four books to print as a way of showing gratitude for his deep mentoring throughout the years. All four books are available on Amazon in print and Kindle formats and include topics such as herbal medicine, spiritual perspectives of an herbalist, every day life essays and a book on how to build abundance through the stock market (Master Fung is also a world class economist).
As a result of my extensive experience in business and as a writer, I was asked to contribute a chapter about how to create a soul based business plan in “Redesign Your 9 to 5: Advice and Strategies from 50 of the World’s Most Ambitious Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.” The publisher who asked me to participate is none other than BMC Talks Press, run by Bridgett McGowen who has presented on the same stage as Oprah Winfrey in terms of coaching executives and other business leaders on the nuances of effective presentations. What a joy it was to collaborate with Bridgett on this project–and what an honor to be included.
I am also the author of “Five Elements Healing: A Practical Guide for Reclaiming Your Essential Power” a labor of love that began back in 2010 as a technical textbook for students in my medical qi gong certification program that grew to an over 230 pages book for anyone who wants to learn the ancient secrets of how to refuel energy tanks while healing grief, sadness, anger and fears.
When not working on Aiki Healing projects, I enjoy being of service to my elderly parent who glows in her golden years, learning from my supportive older brothers, spending time with my fabulous cats Stormy and Cosmo, and nourishing friends and community members.
I also LOVE to train qi gong, tai chi and bagua with Dr. Arnold Tayam for the sheer joy of it and so appreciate his continued friendship and support throughout the years. I also engage in self growth with Inga Larson, MSW who encourages me to consistently delve into deeper aspects of the internal work needed to stay focused as a spirit being in this human body. I also continue to take continuing education workshops with Master Jeffrey Yuen, who continues to amaze me with his deep esoteric and shamanistic insights into classical Chinese medicine.